Archives for December 8, 2006

RACE acronym for fire, redefined

It’s important that, when placed under immediate stress, helpful training takes over so that panic doesn’t.  That’s why nearly everyone trains to the RACE acronym in the event of fire:

  • Rescue
  • Alert
  • Contain
  • Extinguish

in that order.  It’s an easy word to remember, and as acronyms go it’s pretty good.


When reviewing this recently, one of the charge nurses (the quip machine) redefined it as it might also be interpreted:

  • Run
  • Away
  • Crying
  • Eeeee!


I work with some fun people.

Head Nurse is on a roll

Your morning wake-up rant: Head Nurse

I don’t link to her enough. I intend to remedy that.